Expectant Mother to Graduate on Son’s Due Date

Posted: May 15, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

May 17 will be a special day for 5,720 George Mason graduates, but the day holds extra significance for Amy Lasich, who will receive a master’s degree in elementary education. Her first child was due to be born that day.

The last semester has been “very hectic,” according to Lasich, who teaches first grade full time in Springfield in addition to finishing her master’s course work and preparing for a new arrival. But that hasn’t stopped her from earning the Outstanding Elementary Education Student award that will be presented during the Graduate School of Education’s convocation.

“I’ve had to be very organized and determined over the last five months, but it is definitely worth the effort,” says Lasich, who received a B.A. in English from George Mason in 1998. “I’ll be able to take the summer off with my son before returning to work next year with a new outlook on life.”

Editor’s Note: Ethan Cole Lasich was born on May 9. Mother, father, and baby are well. Lasich still plans to be at Commencement on May 17.

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